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Getting Things Done

When I work with clients around their time management challenges, we work together on the attitudinal aspects of time management.  Our mindset towards time and how we manage our time goes a long way towards successfully getting the right things done and minimizing our own procrastination.  However, a complement to the attitudinal discussion of time management is David Allen’s book “Getting Things Done – the Art of Stress-Free Productivity”.  I would venture that anyone who is struggling with time management would get something valuable from reading this book.

As I tend to look at business systemically, my favorite chapter is Chapter 2 that speaks to the process of managing workflow.  The process consists of five stages we go through to deal with the work we do.  They are:

  1. Collect things that command our attention
  2. Process what they mean and what to do about them
  3. Organize the results
  4. Review the options for what we choose to do
  5. Do it.
Probably the one recommendation that raises the most challenge is getting rid of the daily “to-do” lists.  Try it; you’ll be glad you did!

Enjoy the Book!

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Thursday, 21 October 2021